In the pay-per-view main event, Edwards claimed one of the most frustrating victories in combat sports history. With just a minute left in the match, the 30-year-old connected with a head kick that knocked out Kamaru Usman.
With the win, Edwards became the new UFC Welterweight Champion after being dominated by Usman for at least three rounds on the jury’s scorecard. On Twitter, former Bellator MMA fighter and current WWE star Valerie Loureda sent a two-word message.
“I’m crying,” Loureda wrote.
Check out Loureda’s tweet below:
With the win, Edwards ended Usman’s historic title reign that began three years ago when he defeated Tyron Woodley. Since then, the Nigerian Nightmare has successfully defended its title against Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns.
How did fans react to Valerie Loureda’s tweet about UFC 278?
In response to Valerie Loureda’s tweet, fans expressed support for Leon Edwards, who has been through a lot of adversity over the past two years in the UFC.
Most fans cheered after Rocky’s win, while Twitter user @MikeDesrochers1 suggested that Loureda will also have her moment at WrestleMania, just like Edwards had at UFC 278.
Check out the fan reaction below:
Loureda signed with WWE a few months ago but has yet to launch the company. During her time in Bellator MMA, she racked up four wins in five fights, with her only loss coming to Hannah Guy.
In the past, Loureda has expressed how much she fell in love with WWE and wanted to fulfill her dream of becoming the first Cuban-American star in the company. She speak:
“I’m an entertainer. I love glamour. I love production, I love storytelling. And when I watch WWE, I realize that this is all I’m good at in one place. Not just that. So, I also see an opportunity to be the first Cuban-American woman to become a WWE Superstar.”
It remains to be seen when Loureda will finally step foot in the ring and make her professional wrestling debut.
What do you think of Leon Edwards’ historic win at UFC 278? Turn off the sound in the comments section below.
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